Commissioner Lorraine-Cochran-Johnson is a part of the Legislative Branch of DeKalb County Government and developing legislation is at the core of what she does as a DeKalb County Commissioner. With that in mind, Commissioner Cochran-Johnson would like to share recent local and state-wide legislation that addresses several issues that are imperative to creating a better DeKalb County through establishing the letter of the law. Each piece of legislation is currently either before the State Delegation as a part of the legislative session or before the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners for consideration. To better help you understand Commissioner Cochran-Johnson’s pending legislation, below is a preamble of the essential elements of the proposed laws.
In order for each piece of proposed legislation to become a law on the state level, it must receive a majority vote of support from the House and Senate. Locally proposed legislation that is to become an ordinance must receive a majority vote of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners. Also, it is important to note that Commissioner Cochran-Johnson’s legislation is often birthed from simple conversations with constituents who contact the District 7 office, seeking assistance with finding solutions to difficult issues. Thereafter, Commissioner Cochran-Johnson engages in research along with the District 7 Chief of Staff, Dr. G. Leah Davis, to craft laws and policies to solve the issue. Several community members including Amos King, Sandy G. Johnson, and State Representative Viola Davis, as well as Betsy Eagers and Vicki Hood of the Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc. deserve special recognition for their care of DeKalb County communities.
Commissioner Cochran-Johnson strives to ensure that the laws and ordinances she drafts today progressively move DeKalb County and Georgia forward to make a better place for us all.